|Why do brother's love poking their sisters?|
For my granddaughter's costume, I decided to make her a black jumper from an out-of-style wide-legged dress pants and on that jumper, I basted a skull & crossbones pocket. After the party, I'll pull the basting stitches out and the jumper will be a classic clothing item, ready to wear during the winter months. I also made her a white peasant shirt out of battenburg - a battenburg tablecloth to be exact. I love the classic look of this shirt and it does work nicely over the leggings. The red and white leggings were once a shirt - no not mine! The shiny red belt was designed out of leftover blanket binding and the rustic buckle was found when I was jogging. I'm guessing, she'll never wear the belt - but really, who cares? Total cost for a girl's pirate costume = $3.
|(One legging up and one down -she's only 19 month old & apparently doesn't like her photo taken!)|
For my grandson's costume, I made a captain's jacket. The gold cuffs and pipping were from this oriental tissue holder.
The main part of the jacket was upcycled from black, wide-legged dress pants. (Can anyone guess that I cleaned out my closet and got rid of a few out of style pants?) The red fabric used on the jacket's edge was left-over from my Sailing Sailing quilt. I found the captain's hat for $2.99 from a thrift store. The total cost of his costume was $2.99. I machine embroidered the crossbones image onto the front and a larger image onto the back of his jacket.
How economically easy these outfits are on the bank account. Total cost for two children's costumes was $5.99 unfortunately for me, I also had to add shipping into their cost. Did you find any deals for your Halloween costumes?
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